Game Development Reference
Figure 16-42: Idea for complex plant behavior discarded from final game
“Figure 16-43 describes 'bat nests' that wound up being the Cycot life form in the game that shipped. I like
how this figure describes the mechanics in terms of what they are meant to accomplish, as opposed to a bunch
of specifics that add up to the larger goal. It keeps the document clean and leaves room for the team to figure
out whether and how to make it happen.